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Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Ozone Direct (5.10b) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 6, 2010

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Comments: Looks like I was aiding that day....


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Lost in Space (5.9)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 6, 2010

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Comments: I have tried to do this climb 3 times now and I'm pretty sure I got it right the last time. The problem is you didn't start in the right spot, but you actually did end up on the correct route for the last half.

Look at my picture for my interpretation of the correct route.

My interpretation of Lost in Space.
My interpretation of Lost in Space.



Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: I got crippled by drag on this today right above the roof. Take enough slings!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 30, 2010

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Comments: Protection eez what you put in ze wife, yes?


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: It is completely possible to rap with one 60m rope off the summit.

1st: Rap from the summit to the shoulder at the top of Center Route.
2nd: Rap off the normal anchors at the top of Center Route, trending climber's right to the top of the 3rd pitch of Turf Spreader. There is one bolt and a slung nest here that you can rap off of. ~90ft!! Tie knots!!!
3rd: Rap off these anchors and trend back left to a double bolt anchor. Big pendulum here!
4th: Rap straight down to a hidden anchor ~60-70 feet ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: It is completely possible to rap with one 60m rope off the top of this climb.

1st: Rap from the summit to the shoulder at the top of Center Route.
2nd: Rap off the normal anchors at the top of Center Route, trending climber's right to the top of the third pitch of Turf Spreader. There is one bolt and a slung nest here that you can rap off of. ~90ft!! Tie knots!!!
3rd: Rap off these anchors and trend back left to a double bolt anchor. Big pendulum here!
4th: Rap straight down to a hidden anchor... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 3, 2010

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Comments: Currently the approach to The Dome is blocked by two sets of police tape. I don't know when they are going to be taken down. Probably a good idea to not climb at The Dome currently.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Romulan Territory (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 31, 2010

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Comments: This climb is one big lieback. Gear is tough to place in the flared features, as is typical of Lumpy, but overall I never felt scared due to runouts. You will get ten feet above gear, but there is nothing to hit. I found that on the second pitch when you enter the "double lieback" section (you'll know what I'm talking about), there are good C3s in a crack above and behind you to the left.

The key to success on this climb is managing your head. None of the individual moves are difficult! However... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Main Boulder aka The Wedge : Floater aka Center Route (V5)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: I've seen people bump off that hold, I don't use it. I don't think it changes the rating significantly.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 10, 2010

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Comments: Oh and I don't know why everyone calls it a blind placement. You have massive feet and can place a nut clearly in view way above your head. Then just finish the crux and place another piece. Don't stop halfway through the 3 move crux.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Chockstone (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 10, 2010

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Comments: Go for combining the first two pitches. It turns out into a great pitch, and there is a bolted anchor waiting to convey you down into the arms of your belayer after crying a little at the very top. Bring small nuts of the metallic persuasion and larger nuts of the other variety.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Allosaur (5.9 R)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 10, 2010

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Comments: Tim ran this whole route together with a 60m and prodigious use of slings. Great pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: Anyway to avoid hitting the ledge if you blow this move?


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Fractal (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: This is a very enjoyable climb with some cool stemming down low followed by a stemmy/facey crux near the top. A good warmup for some of the more difficult routes in the area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Lower Security Risk : Security Risk (5.9)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 22, 2010

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Comments: Why would you climb the original start, call it 10d in your comment, then rate it 9+?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 17, 2010

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Comments: Are those pink spankies over the top of his pants?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Square Rock : ... : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 16, 2010

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Comments: Bad ass. You have a bush belaying you, btw.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Breakfast in Bed (5.8)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 12, 2010

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Comments: This route is pumpy!! I found the red Camalot at the lip to be adequate to pull the crux and then just hang on till you can find something else and get into the rest. Cool 5.8 though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Northcutt Start (5.10d)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 12, 2010

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Comments: Harder to onsight.... Once you fall on the pin once, you get the general idea, and it's relatively easy.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Cheap Date (5.10b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 10, 2010

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Comments: My favorite pitch at Lumpy Ridge. Do Thindependence to J-Crack to Cheap Date to Outlander for one hell of a climb.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock : Zendance (5.7 PG13)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 8, 2010

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Comments: And tie knots in your 60m if you want to toprope this or Village Idiot!!! It will NOT reach down to the ledge from which you start Zendance. You will have to swing over to Village Idiot ledge.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock : Zendance (5.7 PG13)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 8, 2010

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Comments: I remember this as a fun climb. I didn't place anything besides clipping the bolts, but I do not recommend this for 5.7 leaders! The runouts were on reasonably easy sections.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Sep 1, 2010

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Comments: Wow! Incredible picture. It would be way sweet if someone drew in the lines of the various routes. It would be cool to see what routes these people are on!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Golden Hall : Rain on the Mountain (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: Nice job, Bernard. I remember you talking about this line, and I'm psyched you nailed it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Sidekick (5.11a/b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Aug 29, 2010

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Comments: Great first pitch! One of the more memorable sport routes in Bocan for sure! Great find! However, there is no way it's harder than 10d. FWIW, my girlfriend called this 5.10a (granted she was on toprope).


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